“It is an occasion to see what’s going on the community, meet people who have been there for thirty years and learn about its history and heritage,” says Greenpoint Arts […]
Category: Historical Greenpoint
Famous Greenpointers: Happy Birthday Mae West!
Mae West was a renowned stage actress, director, playwright and film star whose career spanned over seven decades. Born on Herbert Street in 1893 to a German mother, Tillie Doelger, with a […]
Wanted! Greenpoint Store Owners Willing to be Photographed in Their Store…
Calling all local store owners! Can you spare a few moments to be photographed in your shop? Greenpointers food editor Rosie de Belgeonne is embarking on a photography project with […]
19th Century Developers Gone Wild! History repeats itself on the waterfront.
Over-zealous waterfront development in Greenpoint is actually pretty old news. Scroll back the hands of time to the mid 1800’s and we’d find a very familiar scenario taking place on […]
Greenpoint: Fly Your Flag!
(sponsored) The Brooklyn Flag Project is a call for entries for flag designs that represent the Brooklyn neighborhood that you know and love! We will print and produce the winning […]
Forgotten Greenpoint: Wooden Sidewalk on West Street May Become Extinct
Is one of Greenpoint’s most unexpected features—a stretch of historic wooden block paving on West Street near the Greenpoint Terminal Market—in imminent danger? Many say that this is the last […]
What Lurks Under the Pulaski Bridge? A Dose of Greenpoint History
“I’m gonna keep you alive, I promise!” says Mai Armstrong, member of Newtown Creek Alliance. It’s Saturday morning – a scorcher, by the way – and a group of […]
Visiting Hours at the New York State Pavilion
This may have happened today in Flushing, Queens, but nevertheless Greenpointers is ON IT. Today, for a mere three hours, visitors were invited into the remnants of the New York […]
Archival Maps Show “Williamsburgh and Green Point” Circa Early 1800’s
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m a total nerd for archival photos and maps. NYPL just released over 20,000 original maps, scanned in high resolution, and available for […]
A Dose of Greenpoint History – The USS Monitor
Last week, we hit the 152 year anniversary of Jan 30th, 1862, the year Greenpoint staked its claim on history as the site where the ironclad USS Monitor was built […]